This week Corinne Kisner and Matthew Roe of NACTO tell us about their influential series of street design guides that give transportation engineers "permission" to put walking, biking, and transit first. Learn how the guides are put together and how cities are using them to prioritize people instead of cars.
Today on the Streetsblog Network, Mary Newsom at the Naked City has a classic story about a dangerous street in desperate need of a design overhaul, and a DOT that’s only willing to try out tiny, cosmetic changes. Charlotte is out with its annual list of high-crash intersections, and not for the first time, the […]
Like thousands of small towns across America, Jena, Louisiana’s main street is also a federal highway: U.S. 84. That’s actually been a positive thing overall for this town of about 3,000, which relies on passers-by for business. Until recently, U.S. 84 was simply a two-lane road through Jena’s historic downtown, indistinguishable from any other road, […]
If you ever want to show someone that it’s possible to change streets and cities for the better, Google Street View can now help you do it. Google recently made it possible to view archived Street View images. This means it’s easier than ever to show what streets looked like before and after a redesign. […]
Every year, Montreal transforms more of its streets into public spaces where people can rub shoulders with their neighbors without worrying about car traffic. Block by block, experiment by experiment, the city's pedestrian streets are growing.
When it comes to safe streets, St. Louis County has often embodied the old guard mentality. It was county Department of Highways and Traffic spokesperson David Wrone who won our “Motor Mouths” Competition last year for his startlingly dismissive statements to bike advocates, such as: “We’re a highway department, not a bicycle department.” But here’s […]